“The most famous small town in America, where nature and the arts meet.”
Woodstock is home to many creative and interesting residents from all walks of life. Here, you'll find the numerous organizations they participate in, focused on the visual arts, sports, railroads, music, the environment and so much more. Below are some of the prominent organizations that Woodstock Hardware is please to work with and call neighbors.
The organizations' websites are listed so you can visit them directly and get more information on our famous small town.
Since its beginnings in 1920, the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, WAAM has been committed to exhibiting and collecting work in all media by area artists and supporting the tradition of Woodstock as the “Colony of the Arts.” Located in the center of the village, the WAAM functions as a cultural center as well as an archive for the work of esteemed artists who have lived and worked in the vicinity.
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is a regional center for the arts located in Woodstock, New York. From its 250 acre mountainside campus and its arts and performance center located in the village of Woodstock, Byrdcliffe offers an integrated program of exhibitions, performance, classes (ceramics, dance and jewelry), workshops, symposia, summer residences, and artist housing
The Center for Photography in Woodstock, located at 59 Tinker Street in the Village and founded in 1977 is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting artists working in photography and related media, and engaging audiences through opportunities in which creation, discovery, and learning are made possible. They have exhibitions, workshops, publications, artist residencies, collections, and other programs.
Founded in 1988, the Woodstock Land Conservancy is a non-profit land trust, supported by an ever-growing community of dedicated community members who share a passionate love and respect for the land and the unique place we live. WLC owns and manages undeveloped land and works with landowners to permanently protect their property through conservation easements and by acquiring their land through donation or sale. We also provide nature education and outdoor activities.
As a landmark playhouse site in the pages of American Theatre History, the Woodstock Playhouse today is a Not-for-Profit theatre and vibrant venue featuring a wide range of productions, festivals and events established for the gathering of Woodstockers and visitors to its internationally recognized home of Art, Music, celebrated small town hospitality, and a tapestry of innovative thinkers.
The Woodstock Soccer Club runs a Fall and Spring program each season, plus a small indoor winter program. Divisions are U-6 (under 6 years old on July 31st), U-8, U-10, U-12 and U-14. Woodstock also is the host of a U-5 program.Our governing body is The American Youth Soccer Organization, which mandates, among other things, that we run an all-volunteer club. The AYSO website has a wealth of resources for coaches, players and parents.
The Overlook Mountain Amateur Radio Club is an ARRL (American Radio Relay League) affiliated organization in the Eastern New York section of the Hudson Division which primarily serves Ulster County, New York. OMARC strongly supports the basic ARRL principle “To promote and advance the art, science and enjoyment of Amateur Radio.” All amateur radio operators and others interested in amateur radio are welcome to attend monthly meetings and apply for membership. Weekly on-the-air nets are conducted and open to all licensed radio amateur operators.
Maverick is as vigorous and vital today as it was one hundred and one years ago when the festival was conceived by its founder, the visionary poet and philosopher, novelist and artist community builder, Hervey White. Maverick upholds and preserves his vision of a permanent Music Chapel for what he called “the highest art,” chamber music. Hervey recruited a small army of dedicated artists and community volunteers, who constructed the Hall entirely by hand in 1916. Itl is now a multi-starred attraction on the National Register of Historic Places.